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RE: [SherlineCNC] Re: Computers and racks for CNC setups

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  • Ken Condal
    I ve been using the Shuttle Pro with Mach3 for years and it works very well. In addition to everything Ron said, it has lots of buttons that can be assigned to
    Message 1 of 6 , May 5, 2013
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      I've been using the Shuttle Pro with Mach3 for years and it works very well.
      In addition to everything Ron said, it has lots of buttons that can be
      assigned to just about any command. Definitely worth a look.



      Ken





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      From: SherlineCNC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SherlineCNC@yahoogroups.com] On
      Behalf Of Ron Ginger
      Sent: Sunday, May 05, 2013 7:45 AM
      To: SherlineCNC@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [SherlineCNC] Re: Computers and racks for CNC setups






      > 2. You REALLY want MPGs if you can afford the approx 60$ each.
      > Failing this, a mach compatible pendant, approx 80-100$ and up.
      > Dedicated MPGs are very, very much superior to joysticks, keyboards or
      > pendants.
      > They deliver immediate tactile "feel" and respond fast - at least with
      > pokeys IO.

      I suggest you look at the Shuttle Pro. It is a much smoother motion than
      an MPG. It has the great feature of variable speed- it has two
      concentric wheels. The outer one is spring loaded to remain in the
      center. If you move it slowly off center the axis moves- the more off
      center the faster it moves. You can just barely touch it and the axis
      moves so slow its almost imperceptible. At the full rotation it moves at
      rapid rate.

      The inner wheel has some finger detents on the top. It has a detent and
      each click causes one jog unit- I leave that set to .001" So you use the
      outer wheel to approach a spot, then shift to the center and step in by .001

      I can even mill with it if I am surfacing off the top of stock, just
      hold it at the speed you want to cut.

      Tormach sells them, but they can be found on ebay. I just looked for one
      yesterday and found a camera store selling them for $37.

      ron ginger





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